Cove to Lake Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews

Cove to Lake Trail is a 6.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near La Quinta, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

6.6 miles 985 feet Out & Back

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips



wild flowers


old growth

over grown

no dogs

One of the trails at La Quinta Cove, open all year to all skill level. One of the best trails at La Quinta Cove that goes through the golf course, Morrow Trail and finally to Lake Cahillla.

Nice trail lots of people

3 months ago

8 months ago

trail running
9 months ago

Most of this trail is on gently sloping soft or hard sand. Walking beside the Quarry golf course is nice, as is a washroom at the lake. Pretty busy trail.

9 months ago

Good trail, lost it in a few places, but able to double back... Enough travelled to ask if you get confused

10 months ago

11 months ago

I've hiked this trail by foot all the way to the lake and don't see how you could ride a mountain bike on the 2nd half of the trail after you make it down the long steep hill, nothing but soft sand!

road biking
1 year ago

Extremely difficult especially if you have a Hardtail. However, there are other routes which I will explore in the future.

1 year ago

We discovered this trail on a visit to L Quinta and its great to have this open space so close. Most of the other hikes we've done require a bit of a drive. We hiked across the small ridge to the lake and back. Fun to see the lake and golf course as you cross over the top.